National Acadian Day, officially observed on August 15 since 2003, was first set by Acadian leaders as a day of celebration in 1881. On August 15th at 17:55, Tintamarre (noisemaker gatherings) will resonate throughout Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick…
TORONTO, June 30, 2015 / CNW / – The period of celebration starting from National Aboriginal Day, followed by Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day and Canadian Multiculturalism Day will culminate tomorrow with the festivities surrounding Canada Day. The CRRF encourages all Canadians to take the opportunity…
I had found my woman of valor in an everlasting friendship with Tanya Khan. We were the three musketeers of interfaith activism: Tanya, a devout Muslim, Rev. Cathy Gibbs, an Anglican priest, and me, a Jew. We, so different, yet…
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Through collaboration with communities, organizations and people across Canada, the CRRF works to promote a deeper sense of Canadian identity for all Canadians by strengthening our understanding and acceptance of Canadian values, promoting Canadian identity and recognizing the responsibilities of good citizenship.
September 2015 – With summer winding down, the work at the CRRF is gearing up for a busy Fall season and beyond. September alone will see the CRRF in Edmonton for a Workshop on Faith and Belonging, the second of our Living Together Symposiums in Whitehorse and then the ongoing Urban Agenda Roundtable series which will take place in Winnipeg as part of the One Summit. Please check out this Newsletter and our website for further information.
Each of these events as well as our other activities (see our website www.crrf-fcrr.ca for opportunities to participate) are part of the ever-deepening conversations we are having around Canadian values. We are so grateful to all those partnering with us and those attending for their contributions to this important dialogue.
We have identified the core Canadian values that Canadians across communities hold dear – see our Report on Canadian Values. In our view, these values are the critical ties that can bring us all together and fulfill the promises diversity offers. It is these values we share in common that can ground us in the challenging times of today and provide the path to best ensuring that policies and programs reflect our shared values.
Indeed think of a racist based incident that you might have heard about recently or one that might have impacted on your daily life more directly in some way. The aim of the perpetrator is most often to try to divide us. However, if we focus on our similarities, our shared values, indeed our shared responsibilities, then we will be achieving the promise Canada's diversity offers.
So I hope you can join us as the conversation deepens.
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